Barclaycard has launched a new scheme that will allow Londoners to use their Oyster cards to buy items under £10 from the main coffee shop chains. The credit card company has signed a three-year deal with TranSys, the company that runs Oyster cards for Transport for London, to combine a credit card, travel card and cash card in one. Cardholders will be able to use the card, which they will only have to swipe, in fast food restaurants, coffee shops, bars, pubs and newsagents. Barclaycard said that it is in discussions with the major food and drink chains and will trial the project in early 2007. Individual retailers will be required to install hand held readers, which will be connected to their existing terminals. The contactless payment system will start in London and then be rolled out across the country.